Craig Tracy : It started with the realization that the human form and this magnificent Panther were meant to be paired. I visualized the backside of a shapely female and the Panther’s portrait, together as one. It now seems a most obvious combination. I painted both the model and backdrop within the same twenty-four hours, only sleeping for one hour between the two sessions. “Butterfly” is a reference to the subtle image I painted -as the Panther’s nose.